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How to buy Gentex Corporation stock | $35.5

Learn how to easily invest in Gentex Corporation stock.

Gentex Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. Gentex Corporation shares (GNTX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gentex Corporation employs 5,303 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Gentex Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: GNTX)

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Gentex Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$35.50
52-week range$24.62 - $37.49
50-day moving average $32.80
200-day moving average $34.73
Wall St. target price$39.57
PE ratio 18.0254
Dividend yield $0.48 (1.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.89

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Gentex Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.5 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-07-02) 5.91%
3 months (2021-05-03) -0.06%
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1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is Gentex Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Gentex Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gentex Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Gentex Corporation's P/E ratio

Gentex Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Gentex Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Gentex Corporation's PEG ratio

Gentex Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9655. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Gentex Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Gentex Corporation's EBITDA

Gentex Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $638.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gentex Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gentex Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.95%
Gross profit TTM $605.4 million
Return on assets TTM 15.69%
Return on equity TTM 24.63%
Profit margin 24.03%
Book value $7.98
Market capitalisation $8.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gentex Corporation shares

There are currently 4.0 million Gentex Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gentex Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% up from 3.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gentex Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Gentex Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gentex Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gentex Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gentex Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Gentex Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.17. In other words for every 100,000 Gentex Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3170 shares are currently held short.

However Gentex Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gentex Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gentex Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gentex Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gentex Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gentex Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Gentex Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Gentex Corporation stock.

Gentex Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Gentex Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Gentex Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gentex Corporation's overall score of 24.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gentex Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Gentex Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.68/100

Gentex Corporation's environmental score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Gentex Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.99/100

Gentex Corporation's social score of 7.99 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Gentex Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.36/100

Gentex Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Gentex Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.54
Total ESG percentile 36.76
Environmental score 4.68
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 7.99
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.36
Governance score percentile 2

Gentex Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.58% of net profits

Recently Gentex Corporation has paid out, on average, around 31.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gentex Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gentex Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Gentex Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gentex Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Gentex Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 20 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gentex Corporation's shares ever split?

Gentex Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gentex Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gentex Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Gentex Corporation's share price.

Gentex Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gentex Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.6226 up to $37.4856. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNTX.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Gentex Corporation's is 1.0604. This would suggest that Gentex Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gentex Corporation overview

Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supplies digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products in the United States, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through Automotive Products and Other segments. The company offers automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. It also provides variable dimmable windows to aircraft manufacturers and airline operators. In addition, the company offers photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide alarms and detectors, audible and visual signaling appliances, and bells and speakers used in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments, as well as researches and develops nanofiber chemical sensing products. Gentex Corporation sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Gentex Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.225% of Gentex Corporation shares are held by insiders and 86.052% by institutions.
How many people work for Gentex Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,303 work at Gentex Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Gentex Corporation?
Gentex Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Gentex Corporation based?
Gentex Corporation's address is: 600 North Centennial Street, Zeeland, MI, United States, 49464
What is Gentex Corporation's ISIN number?
Gentex Corporation's international securities identification number is: US3719011096
What is Gentex Corporation's CUSIP number?
Gentex Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 371901109

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